Repli­ca­tion Crisis

TagLast edit: 4 Mar 2021 6:36 UTC by Yoav Ravid

The Replication Crisis was the discovery that many fields of so-called science were producing experimental results that could not be replicated, because they were illusions resulting from bad statistical and experimental practices.

The replication crisis began in the early 2010s when several high-profile irreproducible results inspired mass replication attempts, revealing that the majority of papers checked in psychology and a number of other fields were not replicable. Some of the irreproducible results, like Priming, appeared to bear on rationality and were referenced in early LessWrong posts.

External Links:
Retraction Watch
Replication on

Related Pages: Practice & Philosophy of Science, Psychology, Information Cascades, Falsifiability

The Con­trol Group Is Out Of Control

Scott Alexander29 Apr 2014 0:46 UTC
24 points
4 comments15 min readLW link

Psy­chol­ogy Repli­ca­tion Quiz

Ben Pace31 Aug 2018 18:54 UTC
46 points
9 comments1 min readLW link

Adult Neu­ro­ge­n­e­sis – A Pointed Review

Scott Alexander5 Apr 2018 4:50 UTC
55 points
17 comments11 min readLW link

Fol­low-up on ESP study: “We don’t pub­lish repli­ca­tions”

CarlShulman12 Jul 2011 20:48 UTC
107 points
50 comments2 min readLW link

Un­known Knowns

Zvi28 Aug 2018 13:20 UTC
114 points
17 comments2 min readLW link

Schools Pro­lifer­at­ing Without Practicioners

Davis_Kingsley26 Oct 2018 5:25 UTC
31 points
46 comments1 min readLW link

How to Fix Science

lukeprog7 Mar 2012 2:51 UTC
67 points
143 comments5 min readLW link

This is why we can’t have so­cial science

Costanza13 Jul 2014 21:04 UTC
50 points
83 comments1 min readLW link

Help fore­cast study repli­ca­tion in this so­cial sci­ence pre­dic­tion market

rosiecam7 Aug 2019 18:18 UTC
29 points
3 comments1 min readLW link

The Jour­nal of (Failed) Repli­ca­tion Studies

Vladimir_Gritsenko23 Aug 2009 9:15 UTC
12 points
14 comments1 min readLW link

Good Sa­mar­i­tans in experiments

Bucky30 Oct 2018 23:34 UTC
123 points
14 comments9 min readLW link

Ex­tended Quote on the In­sti­tu­tion of Academia

Ben Pace1 Mar 2018 2:58 UTC
54 points
23 comments9 min readLW link

Para­psy­chol­ogy: the con­trol group for science

AllanCrossman5 Dec 2009 22:50 UTC
79 points
188 comments2 min readLW link

The Scent of Bad Psychology

Jacob Falkovich10 Sep 2018 18:42 UTC
42 points
6 comments1 min readLW link

Learn­ing To Love Scien­tific Consensus

Scott Alexander2 Sep 2017 8:44 UTC
19 points
1 comment19 min readLW link

A New In­ter­pre­ta­tion of the Marsh­mal­low Test

elharo5 Jul 2013 12:22 UTC
115 points
24 comments2 min readLW link

Never Leave Your Room

Scott Alexander18 Mar 2009 0:30 UTC
80 points
65 comments3 min readLW link

The Beauty of Set­tled Science

Eliezer Yudkowsky24 Mar 2008 5:30 UTC
72 points
21 comments2 min readLW link

I Defy the Data!

Eliezer Yudkowsky11 Aug 2007 21:33 UTC
76 points
12 comments3 min readLW link

Fun­nel plots: the study that didn’t bark, or, vi­su­al­iz­ing re­gres­sion to the null

gwern4 Dec 2011 11:05 UTC
69 points
41 comments2 min readLW link

Why epi­demiol­ogy will not cor­rect itself

gwern11 Aug 2011 0:54 UTC
68 points
13 comments1 min readLW link

Scien­tific mis­con­duct mis­di­ag­nosed be­cause of sci­en­tific misconduct

GLaDOS10 Jun 2011 14:49 UTC
60 points
55 comments2 min readLW link


Jacob Falkovich18 Dec 2016 16:39 UTC
9 points
0 comments12 min readLW link

The Pyra­mid And The Garden

Scott Alexander5 Nov 2016 6:03 UTC
27 points
10 comments7 min readLW link

Deal­ing with the high quan­tity of sci­en­tific er­ror in medicine

NancyLebovitz25 Oct 2010 13:53 UTC
59 points
61 comments3 min readLW link

Be­ware of WEIRD psy­cholog­i­cal samples

Paul Crowley13 Sep 2009 11:28 UTC
44 points
28 comments1 min readLW link

Us­ing de­grees of free­dom to change the past for fun and profit

CarlShulman7 Mar 2012 2:51 UTC
63 points
23 comments9 min readLW link

The “Spot the Fakes” Test

Scott Alexander17 Mar 2009 0:52 UTC
58 points
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How Should We Cri­tique Re­search? A De­ci­sion Perspective

gwern14 Jul 2019 22:51 UTC
46 points
4 comments1 min readLW link

[Link] “Fewer than X% of Amer­i­cans know Y”

Nisan10 Oct 2012 16:59 UTC
57 points
23 comments1 min readLW link

What’s wrong with psy­chol­ogy, any­way?

Anatoly_Vorobey28 Apr 2012 23:36 UTC
43 points
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[link] Why Psy­chol­o­gists’ Food Fight Matters

Pablo1 Aug 2014 7:52 UTC
40 points
7 comments9 min readLW link

[link]Mass repli­ca­tion of Psy­chol­ogy ar­ti­cles planed.

beoShaffer18 Apr 2012 16:13 UTC
41 points
8 comments1 min readLW link

[link] Psy­chol­o­gists strike a blow for reproducibility

Pablo28 Nov 2013 5:26 UTC
42 points
5 comments2 min readLW link

Satire of Jour­nal of Per­son­al­ity and So­cial Psy­chol­ogy’s pub­li­ca­tion bias

CarlShulman5 Jun 2012 0:08 UTC
43 points
7 comments1 min readLW link

[Link] So­cial in­ter­ven­tions gone wrong

[deleted]20 Aug 2012 9:24 UTC
34 points
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Wis­dom of the Crowd: not always so wise

tgb1 Jul 2012 20:55 UTC
33 points
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[Link] Failed repli­ca­tions of the “el­derly walk­ing” prim­ing effect

Morendil13 Mar 2012 7:55 UTC
31 points
3 comments1 min readLW link
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